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2021 March for Marrow California - Virtual Walk and 5K

Help us continue to support the patients served by AAMDSIF by registering to run in our 2021 Virtual Walk and 5K or simply by donating. We look forward to walking and running with you the week of April 24 - May 1, 2021, and continuing the celebration of the brave patients and families that are fighting

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/23/2021 - 8:00pm (EDT) to Fri, 04/30/2021 - 8:00pm (EDT)
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Study to Evaluate Adverse Events and Movement of Lemzoparlimab in Body When Used Intravenously (IV) With Azacitidine Subcutaneously or IV and Venetoclax Orally in Participants With Acute Myeloid Leukemia and With Azacitdine With or Without Venetoclax in P

Improving Cognitive Function in Older Adults Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant (PROACTIVE)

Cancer and treatment-related cognitive changes hinder resumption of normal routine and roles and worsen quality of life. Older adults undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) are at high-risk for cognitive impairment. Physical activity improves cognitive function in older adults and survivors of other cancers. We hypothesize that increasing physical activity can also improve cognitive function in this vulnerable population.

Traipsing Through Muddy Waters: A Critical Review of the Myelodysplastic Syndrome/Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (MDS/MPN) Overlap Syndromes

Kuykendall AT, Tokumori FC, Komrokji RS
Primary Author: 
Kuykendall AT
Journal Title: 
Hematology/oncology clinics of North America
Original Publication Date: 
Apr 2021

Myelodysplastic syndrome/Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPNs) are molecularly complex, clinically heterogeneous diseases that exhibit proliferative and dysplastic features. Diagnostic criteria use clinical, pathologic, and genomic features to distinguish between disease entities, though considerable clinical and genetic overlap persists. MDS/MPNs are associated with a poor prognosis, save for MDS/MPN with ring sideroblasts and thrombocytosis, which can behave more indolently.


Venetoclax is used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic leukemia in adults. Venetoclax is used alone or in combination with other cancer medicines to treat these conditions.

Palliative Medicine in Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Patients and Caregivers - A Qualitative Study

Desai AV, Klimek VM, Wan PJ, Heinberg A, Anderson KL, Bernal C, Nelson JE
Primary Author: 
Desai AV
Journal Title: 
BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
Original Publication Date: 
Apr 2021

Objectives: Evidence-based guidelines call for integration of palliative care within oncology from diagnosis. Misperceptions about palliative care have impeded implementation. Prior research has not examined perceptions about 'palliative care' versus '

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